We had the bike rack, but not the bike
Our charity had installed our bike rack some years ago to encourage staff and visitors to travel to us on two wheels. This was successful with those who owned a bike, but with the loan of a bike from HYPE, we can now go further. Staff and volunteers of both Energy Projects Plus and Wirral Environmental Network now have instant access to a bike that we can use to travel to local meetings or simply to take a ride during lunch. Not just good for fitness it offers a perfect opportunity for staff who deal day in day out with clients in difficult circumstances to step back from this intensity and refresh through a safe ride through our local park or the promenade. Thanks to HYPE for loaning the bike and good luck with the growth of this great idea.
– Peter Owen (Energy Projects Plus) and Naomi Graham (Wirral Environmental Network)
“Hype (Helping Young People Everywhere) is a social enterprise that works with communities to enhance the lives of people across Merseyside. Having worked with HYPE over recent years on a variety of cycling-related activities it comes as no surprise that they are launching this wonderful initiative to support NHS and key workers. By utilising Bike & Go bikes, they are providing a fantastic example for likeminded organisations and we hope it will demonstrate a sustained need for greater numbers of people cycling across Merseyside.”
– Stewart Walsh, Cycling Development Officer – Liverpool City Region – Cycling UK
This is Charlie and Andrew from NONCONFORM – our marketing and design agency based in Liverpool City Centre. Here’s what they said:
“It is widely understood that travelling by bike is brilliant for your health and the wider environment – so having access to pool bikes for Nonconform is brilliant!
“It’s quite a challenge, checking all the animals every hour or so” said Julie, one of the two resident managers.
“This bike has made it so much easier. It used to be that when you had finished one walk round, it was almost time to do another. Now we actually get a break in between checks!”
Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm Trust is a Registered Charity Number 505444